Former Indian cricketer and the current BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly was regarded as one of the most fearless captains in the world during his playing days. He is behind the revolution of Team India.
Former South Africa batsman, Graeme Smith has heaped praise on Ganguly for making a difference to the Indian cricket fraternity with his remarkable efforts. Smith, who faced the former India skipper quite a few times in his international career, has said that Ganguly’s nature of giving it back to the opposition is something which has always stood out.
Both Smith and Ganguly share a good rapport on and off the field. Speaking about his relationship with ‘Dada’, Smith stated, “I’ve spent a fair amount of time with Sourav. Particularly in administration now, we are having a number of conversations over the telephone. He is always calm and approachable, always ready to show his interest in good conversations.”
Smith recalled Ganguly’s epic celebration in 2002 NatWest Trophy Final
India’s victory in the 2002 Natwest Trophy final against England is one of the most memorable moments in the history of cricket. The 39-year-old legendary cricketer has recalled Ganguly’s extravagant celebration at the Lord’s where he took off his shirt and waved it in front of everyone. Smith said it was a ‘beautiful sight’ which reflected the fearless attitude of Ganguly.
“I think all of us remember that celebration, it was a beautiful sightseeing Dada. More than anything, there was a passion that he showed in his celebration. It showed how much India’s winning meant to him and how important it was to win away from home, driving Indian cricket forward.”